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Britons £12 a week better off in March despite essentials rising

Britons £12 a week better off in March despite essentials rising | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
UK households had £198 to spend on extras last month, up from £186 in February, the 17th consecutive month of double digit growth in disposable cash, according to Asda.
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Strictly for the super-rich: the world’s most expensive penthouse

Strictly for the super-rich: the world’s most expensive penthouse | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
Oliver Wainwright: It’s got a cinema, a marble disco, an infinity pool with waterslide, a bedroom the size of two tennis courts – and tables upholstered in stingray skin. Got £260m? Then the penthouse in Monaco’s new Odeon Tower could be for you
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Ostentatious goods example

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Woolworths 85 cent bread ‘gimmick’ will cripple independent supermarkets: Nick Xenophon

Woolworths 85 cent bread ‘gimmick’ will cripple independent supermarkets: Nick Xenophon | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
INDEPENDENT senator Nick Xenophon is worried Woolworths selling its 85 cent Home Brand bread could spell a death blow to independent retailers.
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Price discrimination - which stakeholders will feel the impact of this?

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The country where jogging is a crime

The country where jogging is a crime | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
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Ec4 developmental economies - & state corruption

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Consumer confidence hits nine-year high | News | Marketing Week

Consumer confidence hits nine-year high | News | Marketing Week | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
But brands warned people’s confidence in their financial circumstances is “anaemic”.
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UK debt and deficit: All you need to know

UK debt and deficit: All you need to know | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
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great revision for Ec2 and Ec4

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World's largest banana firm created

World's largest banana firm created | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
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Great example for Ec3 Economies of scale & reasons for mergers

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Merger creating Economies of Scale?

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It's the Friday Puzzle!

It's the Friday Puzzle! | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
Please do NOT post your answer, but do say if you think you have solved the puzzle and how long it took. Solution on Monday. You and a friend have a pile of 15 pennies and decide to play a little g...
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Game theory activity

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TV experts turned tsars: How did they do?

TV experts turned tsars: How did they do? | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
They seem to have all the answers on their top-rated TV shows - but how do the experts measure up when they are given a task by the prime minister?
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BUSS4 Business Champions - loads of current examples you can use for your essays!

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Ford to shut Australian production

Ford to shut Australian production | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
Ford Motor says it will shut all its Australian manufacturing plants by October 2016, after more than 85 years making cars in the country.
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Impact of currency and ec growth for international businesses

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Britain is booming? FTSE reaches 12-year high as record looms

Britain is booming? FTSE reaches 12-year high as record looms | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
Index rises to levels last seen before dotcom bubble burst, fuelled by a relatively calm eurozone, QE, low interest rates and rising confidence in Japan
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When IR's & QE are at a premium - what alternative do business investors have? 

 

To what extent are the rising FTSE sign of recovery or just another bubble to  burst?

 

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Why are UK milk prices falling? | News | Farmers Guardian

Why are UK milk prices falling? | News | Farmers Guardian | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
AN IMBALANCE of global supply and demand is driving the recent wave of price cuts which have knocked more than 5p per litre off many farmers’ milk cheques. But does this tell the whole story?
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Reasons for falling milk prices - AS Ec & A2 Ec - consider the causes & impact

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Retail competition drives down shelf milk prices

Retail competition drives down shelf milk prices | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
Retail competition drives down shelf milk prices
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Milk price discrimination & oligopoly power

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Morrisons ups supermarket price war

Morrisons ups supermarket price war | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
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Game Theory in practice - watch this space for more reaction by supermarkets!

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Apple takes on Dropbox and WhatsApp

Apple takes on Dropbox and WhatsApp | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
At its annual conference for software developers in San Francisco, Apple has taken on rivals Dropbox and WhatsApp with a series of upgrades that mimic the apps' services.
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contestable markets....

Game Theory

Corprorate behaviour...

Lots of exam application in this article

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Japan inflation rate at 23-year high

Japan inflation rate at 23-year high | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
Consumer prices in Japan rise at their fastest pace in 23 years in April, surging 3.2% from a year earlier, as the sales tax rise comes into effect.
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When inflation growth is not all bad....and impacted by govt planned tax rises
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U.K.'s current-account and fiscal deficits are signs the country's economy lacks balance.

U.K.'s current-account and fiscal deficits are signs the country's economy lacks balance. | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
The U.K.'s current-account deficit is a warning that the country's economic model may yet require further adjustment.
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Marist Economics's curator insight, March 12, 2014 5:33 PM

 Surely the UK has 5 years of a weakened pound so by now should have a strong record of Export growth? Not really- Euro area has been a weak economy and it's our biggest trade customer. Are we also just too reliant on Imported goods?

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Poor 'hit by 25% living cost rise'

Poor 'hit by 25% living cost rise' | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
Living costs have risen 25% in the past five years and placed an "unprecedented" financial burden on the poor, a report has found.
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Sir Mervyn King prepares to leave the Bank of England - in pictures

Sir Mervyn King prepares to leave the Bank of England - in pictures | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
As the 65-year-old prepares to hand the governorship of the Bank of England to Canadian Mark Carney on 1 July after 10 years, we look back at some highlights from his Threadneedle Street reign
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The student who caught out the profs of austerity

The student who caught out the profs of austerity | Ashcombe Economics | Scoop.it
The mistakes revealed this week in a celebrated paper by two eminent economists, were spotted by a student - Thomas Herndon of the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
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Proof to always question the validity of the stats...!

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